Another one from the archives.
This is the 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang with Lifelike Decals, Eduard fabric seatbelt and Barracuda oval tread wheels and tires. Built as 44-151103 flown by Col. Dick Rowland, CO 348 FG Luzon, Phillipines, early 1945[...]
Tamiya 1/48th Scale, straight out of the box fun build. Back in the 80’s Don Davidson used to venture to a few airshows near Ohio from his New England base in his restored version of Double Trouble. The paint scheme always stood out. I found the[...]
Back around 2014 we started looking at getting a replacement for Betty Jane on the Wings of Freedom Tour. About that time Mark Timken was looking to sell off several of his projects, including a TF, and a few FW-190s. A deal was struck and the T[...]
As I was finally getting around to get started on the fairly new Tamiya P-38F/G Lightning. It's amazing it has been out for over a year. I have been building Tamiya kits in order that starting with Ki-84 Hayate Frank way back in 1992. So to[...]
Here’s my interpretation of Don Gentile’s P-51 “Shangri-La” using the Tamiya 1/48 kit. It’s another build from some years ago to add to my iModeler archive. I used the Aires cockpit set for this one.
Making a wooden mold was easy to make, so I could "vac-u-form" my windscreen, canopy and half-round side windows. As a child of around 6 year old, we neighborhood boys all had "pen-knives" and use to sit around an "widdle" on sticks. We used the[...]
Herewith I present you my first ever full metal colored model.
The model represents the North American P-51D flown by Major George Earl Preddy Jr., 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, USAF, Norfolk England on August 6th, 1944.
My client wants to know if I can convert a 1/24 scale World War -II P-51D Mustang back to a P-51B? He offered lots of American Dollar Bills, so I said yes, yes, yes!!!
I had a faint idea as to what I was getting myself into when I said yes, but[...]
A Sunday arvo session done and a model is complete. This is the 1/48th Airfix P-51D Mustang. I wanted a non-silver finished Mustang so I grabbed the OD/NG Rovin' Rhoda/4 Bolts scheme from my Eduard Mustang. There's lots of variation in [...]